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Public Information Statement
Issued: 3:53 PM CST Nov. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... NWS damage survey for 11/18/2017 Todd County tornado event...

.Elkton Kentucky tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 85 mph
path length: 0.75 miles
path width:300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Nov 18 2017
start time:336 PM CST
start location: 6 miles northwest of Elkton, Kentucky

End date: Nov 18 2017
end time: 337 PM CST
end location: 6 miles north/northwest of Elkton, Kentucky

Summary: 4 houses had more than 20% of their shingles blown off.
The tornado lifted a well built porch. A brick foundation was blown
out and insulation was blown west in the storms wake. A grain bin
was destroyed and blown 30 yards into a field. A barn was
destroyed and one of the walls was blown out of a building. The
tornado also blew storm drains and shutters off of a residence.
Numerous trees were broken off. Yard furniture was blown northwest
of tornado track. Several windows were broken in a home as well.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.



353 PM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

... NWS damage survey for 11/18/2017 Todd County tornado event...

.Elkton Kentucky tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 85 mph
path length: 0.75 miles
path width:300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Nov 18 2017
start time:336 PM CST
start location: 6 miles northwest of Elkton, Kentucky

End date: Nov 18 2017
end time: 337 PM CST
end location: 6 miles north/northwest of Elkton, Kentucky

Summary: 4 houses had more than 20% of their shingles blown off.
The tornado lifted a well built porch. A brick foundation was blown
out and insulation was blown west in the storms wake. A grain bin
was destroyed and blown 30 yards into a field. A barn was
destroyed and one of the walls was blown out of a building. The
tornado also blew storm drains and shutters off of a residence.
Numerous trees were broken off. Yard furniture was blown northwest
of tornado track. Several windows were broken in a home as well.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.


1217 PM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

... NWS damage survey for 11/18/2017 Spencer County tornado event...

.Reo Indiana tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length: 2.5 miles
path width:300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Nov 18 2017
start time: 238 PM CST
start location: north side of Reo, Indiana

End date: Nov 18 2017
end time:241 PM CST
end location: 2.5 miles northeast of Reo, Indiana

Summary: a dozen trees were uprooted or snapped, many of them
being Pine trees. A detached garage was blown down and a few power
poles were snapped. Around a half dozen barns/sheds experienced
loss of metal roofing. At least a half dozen homes had shingle or
facia damage to them. Straight line wind damage occurred across
other parts of Spencer County with numerous tree limbs down. A
tractor trailer was blown over on Hwy 231 north of Rockport due to
straight line winds.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.



1217 PM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

... NWS damage survey for 11/18/2017 Spencer County tornado event...

.Reo Indiana tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length: 2.5 miles
path width:300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Nov 18 2017
start time: 238 PM CST
start location: north side of Reo, Indiana

End date: Nov 18 2017
end time:241 PM CST
end location: 2.5 miles northeast of Reo, Indiana

Summary: a dozen trees were uprooted or snapped, many of them
being Pine trees. A detached garage was blown down and a few power
poles were snapped. Around a half dozen barns/sheds experienced
loss of metal roofing. At least a half dozen homes had shingle or
facia damage to them. Straight line wind damage occurred across
other parts of Spencer County with numerous tree limbs down. A
tractor trailer was blown over on Hwy 231 north of Rockport due to
straight line winds.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.




1204 PM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

... NWS damage survey for 11/18/2017 thunderstorm wind event...

.Providence Kentucky straight line wind damage...

Peak wind: 75 mph
path length: 1.25 miles
path width: 300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Nov. 18 2017
start time: 227 PM CST
start location: west side of Providence, Kentucky

End date: Nov. 18 2017
end time: 229 PM CST
end location: east side of Providence, Kentucky

Hundreds of trees and limbs were uprooted or snapped. Around 50+
homes had partial shingle loss or structural damage. A porch was
torn off one home. One barn had a wall blown out. Garage doors
were blown in at one residence. Widespread straight line wind
damage across town.

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


1204 PM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

... NWS damage survey for 11/18/2017 thunderstorm wind event...

.Providence Kentucky straight line wind damage...

Peak wind: 75 mph
path length: 1.25 miles
path width: 300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Nov. 18 2017
start time: 227 PM CST
start location: west side of Providence, Kentucky

End date: Nov. 18 2017
end time: 229 PM CST
end location: east side of Providence, Kentucky

Hundreds of trees and limbs were uprooted or snapped. Around 50+
homes had partial shingle loss or structural damage. A porch was
torn off one home. One barn had a wall blown out. Garage doors
were blown in at one residence. Widespread straight line wind
damage across town.

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.